September 1st

PARADE: 10:30am gather at the Waterman Building parking lot, UVM off South Prospect Street, march down Main Street to downtown and end at Battery Park.

FREE PICNIC: with Ben & Jerry’s ICE CREAM at Battery Park

GREAT MUSIC: Utah Phillips Tribute Concert to Benefit the Vermont Workers’ Center

This fun family event celebrates the contributions of working people in this state and unites Vermonters across workforces in the ongoing struggle to raise the standards in our communities. If your organization is interested in marching in the parade, call Maria at 658-3113 to register with the Labor Day Celebration Committee.

Tribute Concert: The concert is free with suggested donations to go to the Vermont Workers’ Center, a working families organization located at 294 North Winooski Avenue. The Vermont Workers’ Center has launched the Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign and helps coordinate the Burlington Livable City Coalition.

Utah Phillips (1935 – 2008): the great folksinger, storyteller and labor activist, passed away this May. Utah performed extensively and tirelessly for audiences on two continents singing and collecting the songs of working people and the workers’ movement for decades. He made two Grammy nominated albums with Ani Difranco called Fellow Worker and History Didn’t Go Anywhere. Local bands and performers will include: John Holland, The Trout River Crew, Andy Lugo (Second Agenda), Electric Halo, Andy Schlatter, Nick Gruswitz, Julie Winn & Jonathan Kissam and many more. More info on concert call James at 861-2877